Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s professional qualifying session at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Rain started just as qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series began and continued into the night. Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Redell Harris was the only bike to make it down Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis before the rain hit, leaving him as the qualifying leader with a 7.224-second pass at 181.23 mph on a Buell.
Racing is scheduled to begin on Saturday with sportsman qualifying and time trials at 8 a.m. Two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series qualifying sessions are scheduled for at 2:45 and 6:15 p.m. The Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Top Fuel will also take place on with rounds at 4, 5:15 and 7:40 p.m.